The Goal – Chapter 21 – Working the Constraint

Alex asks Julie on a date – it is touching. The plant is learning how to focus on constraints.

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When you’ve finished the bottleneck parts, you can go back to what you were doing before.

The right to work on something outside of the constraint is earned.

Page by Page

P170 – All she can do is say no, right?

P171 – “And about ninety percent of the current overdues have parts that flow through one or both of the bottleneck operations.

P172 – “I don’t want to see either of you working on something not on that list.

P173 – “Why the hell isn’t that machine working?” I ask him.

P174 – It turns out, as Bob explains to me, that the parts they were waiting for at the NCX-10 have been sitting there for about a week.

P175 – So by continuing to run the non-bottleneck parts, this guy was actually interfering with our ability to get an order out the door and make money.”

P176 – We’re holding fifteen-minute meetings with everyone working in the plant, both foremen and hourly people.

P177 – When you’ve finished the bottleneck parts, you can go back to what you were doing before.

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